My instructor has always given me positive feedback in clinicals and hasn't communicated any problems except a few things with my care plans. Howeever she has been giving me low acuity patients. For example while my peers have gotten more complex surgical patients this round I had a medical patient that didn't really even have a definitive diagnosis & was d/c'd at end of the shift. Had no IV's, no cath, nothing. However she also left me pretty much to my own devices the entire time -- I gave oral meds myself, did my assessments, cares, and activity. Patient was extremely confused though and high falls risk. But overall I didn't really do much of anything different then being a TMA. She was busy with other students the entire time. Is this a good sign that she's leaving me alone? Why am I always getting low acuity patients?
I actually let her know that I wanted to be challenged at the beginning of the semester. It might have to do with my interests that I voiced to her -- I am good with patients with cognitive deficits. I also got a super complex patient our first rotation. Next two rotations had really low acuity patients. So we'll see how it goes next week. I just hope I get to DO something. Haven't even inserted a foley yet.
Last edit by cogath on Mar 3, '11